Italy begins consultation on broadband project

26 Nov 2014

The Italian government has opened a public consultation into its previously announced plans to create a EUR6.2 billion (USD7.7 billion) high speed network to cover areas of the country currently outside the footprint of fixed broadband infrastructure. Funding for the project will come from national, regional and European Community (EC) sources. The government hopes to have a minimum 30Mbps connection available to all Italians by 2020 to help it meet European Union (EU) digital agenda targets, with well over half of the population able to access 100Mbps fibre-based services by that date. The proposals are open to public comment until 20 December.